October 2, 2023

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Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas 2022: See Every Room Inside the Spectacular Estate

Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas 2022: See Every Room Inside the Spectacular Estate

The well-manicured landscape of the Old Preston Hollow estate isn’t giving away hints, but the interiors of this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas are bursting with big, bold moments, from saturated palettes and artisan collaborations to down-right good ideas. A welcome escape from the minimalist, modern interiors that seem to be absorbing the moment’s design vernacular, the third-annual showcase presents a fresh peripheral of colors, textures, and materials inspiring designers of all styles right now.

Among the most prevalent within the home? “Purple is back. The color and all its relatives—lavender, periwinkle, and aubergine can be found all throughout this year’s house,” says designer Jean Liu, who designed the foyer of the 14,470-square-foot home. The often polarizing hue makes appearances in the de Gournay wallpaper encasing Blaire Designs’ rear staircase, creating a soft ambiance in Project AZ’s wellness retreat, and the dramatic, marble-clad powder room by Atelier Davis.

Indeed, the designers don’t shy away from color, but their selected palettes are intuitively tranquil—a reflection of the commonly referenced choice to create calm, sanctuary-minded spaces. Spaces that are less about health and routines, more about personalization and indulgence. “Luxury is not frivolity. It’s about nurturing yourself so you can give to others from your abundance,” says Natasha Baradaran, who designed the primary bedroom.

Open for viewing through Sunday (with a 3D virtual video tour also available), the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, as well as Dallas-based nonprofits Dwell with Dignity and the Crystal Charity Ball. Below, get a glimpse inside.

In Jean Liu Design’s “warm, modern, and dramatic” foyer, white oak-fluted millwork and Fine & Dandy’s Flora Type wall panels create a grounded backdrop for the entry’s impressive artisan works, from Mexico City–based artist Emma Boomkamp’s 13-foot macramé sculpture to the Rick Owens ottoman (via Carpenter Workshop Gallery) to the jewelry-like brass pendant fixture by Larose Guyon.

In Alessandra Branca’s towering living room, the interior near seamlessly blends with the verdant exterior landscape thanks to a custom climbing iteration of Casa Branca Collection’s Foglia wallpaper and grand-scaled indoor plants.

Photo: Jay Simon of Ten Ten Collective